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Woman says she was attacked by Otters

DRUMMOND (WKOW) - A woman on vacation in Wisconsin is getting rabies shots after she says she was bitten several times by at least two otters.

51-year-old Brigitte France says she was swimming on Lake Owen, near Drummond, last Wednesday when she heard something hissing behind her.  She spotted an otter.  It dove and swam away, but soon another one popped up about eight feet away.  She felt uncomfortable and swam to shore.

She says she had her hands on the shore and legs in the water when two otters bit her legs eight or nine times.  She says it didn't hurt much.

France walked back to the cabin where she was staying with her husband.  From there, she went to a local hospital where doctors started the rabies shots.

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